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NEWS | Booting battle ends

New ordinance requires booting companies to remove boots within one hour.

STUDENT LIFE | Meet Senator Nadir

SPORTS | Rough patch

Utah State women’s soccer aims to regroup for final home game after dropping two on the road.

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Sometimes a Slytherin, possibly a future Executive, Nadir Tekalri gives us an inside glimpse.

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FINAL FOUR Board of Regents announces top applicants in presidential search

By Alison Berg and Melanie Fenstermaker STAFF WRITER AND NEWS CONTENT MANAGER

of the American Association of State Colleges

ists will be interviewed on Oct. 26. No official

president is going to “have an opportunity

been the Vice President for Research and Eco-

Until a successor is chosen, Albrecht will

important project for students.”

and Universities; and Mark Rudin, who has

date has been set to appoint a new president.

Eight months after Utah State University Pres-

nomic Development at Boise State University

retain his position as president, though he

Utah’s Board of Regents has announced the

The Presidential Search Committee — which

The president influences USU because he or

The four finalists, who were announced on

ty, students and community members — plans

of Regents website. They are Don Blackket-

the spring semester. However, the Utah Board

Cockett, USU’s provost; Keith Miller, a former

ing the president.

ident Stan Albrecht announced his retirement,

since 2007.

finalists for his replacement.

includes about 25 members pooled from facul-

she has an impact on all university decisions,

Oct. 19, have full bios displayed on the Board

to select a new president by the beginning of

example of the president’s influence in on

ter, the chancellor of Montana Tech; Noelle

of Regents ultimately has the final say in hir-

faculty member at the New President Academy

According to the Board of Regents, the final-

to decide whether he or she thinks this is an The president also decides which policies are

announced his plan to retire in February.

enacted at the university. In the case of smallto enact a policy on his or her own terms.

from tuition to policies. Morales said one

construction. The university has been trying

to decide whether it’s a good idea to rebuild the Taggart Student Center. Albrecht sup-

ports the decision, Morales said, but the new

er policies, the president does have the power However, on more significant issues, the

president has to collaborate with the Board of Trustees.

“We are not a tobacco-free campus, but the

new president might choose to push a rule against tobacco,” Morales said.

see “President” PAGE 9

Keith Miller: He was a faculty mem-

Don Blackketter: He has been the

ber at the New President Academy of

chancellor of Montana Tech since

the American Association of State

2011. He was the dean of the College

Colleges and Universities from 2012-

Engineering at the University of Ida-

2015. From 2001-2004, he was vice

ho from 2008 to 2011. He received

president and provost of the Universi-

his master’s and doctorate degrees in

ty of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He earned

Mechanical Engineering from the

his master’s and doctorate degrees in

University of Wyoming.

public speaking and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Arizona.

Noelle Cockett: She has been the

Mark Rudin: He has been the Vice

Executive Vice President and Provost

President for Research and Economic

She was the dean of USU’s College of

ty since 2007. He was the senior asso-

earned her master’s and doctorate de-

vices at the University of Nevada-Las

State University.

a master’s in health physics and a

of Utah State University since 2013.

Development at Boise State Universi-

Agriculture from 2002 to 2013. She

ciate vice president for Research Ser-

grees in animal genetics from Oregon

Vegas from 2005 to 2006. He earned

doctorate in medicinal chemistry from Purdue University.


See the story and more photos on page 5

PHOTO BY Katie Hale USU students participate in the 2016 Artoberfest hosted by the USU Arts Council.

THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016



Students protest Public Lands Initiative

PHOTO BY Morgan Pratt Valentina Begay, the Native American Student Council Event Coordinator, tells Rob Bishop that her organization stands for clean air, clean water and respecting nature at a meeting on Oct. 18.

By Thomas Sorenson MANAGING EDITOR

As Rob Bishop’s beloved Chicago Cubs were preparing for a critical showdown against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, the incumbent congressional representative from Utah’s First District was addressing a group of roughly 100 people at a public forum on the Utah State campus. “Are there any Dodgers fans in here? You can leave,” Bishop joked at the beginning of his appearance. Though the lone Dodger fan did not take the invitation to leave, nearly 30 others in attendance did walk out later in the presentation as part of a protest against Bishop’s Public Lands Initiative. “It was just to get our voices heard,” said Denishia Tsosie, the vice president of the Native American Student Council. “We want to protect our land.” The protest was not organized nor officially supported by the NASC. Many

members of the group were involved in the walkout, however. Near the middle of Bishop’s presentation, a member of the audience interrupted Bishop and began reading from a piece of paper. “We as voters of District One stand for clean air, clean water, respecting nature and we stand in solidarity with Utah’s indigenous people,” read Valentina Begay, the NASC activities coordinator. “And you, sir, do not.” The group then followed Begay out the door of the Alumni House, where the event was being held. “I just decided to stand up for the people,” Begay said later. “I chose to do this and I feel good about it. I don’t feel any shame, I didn’t say anything bad. I just listed the facts.” “They said they supported indigenous rights and actually so do I, even though they claimed I didn’t,” Bishop said after the forum. “But that’s OK, you can say what you want I guess.”

“There are some groups I’ve found who simply don’t have any reason to compromise or don’t want to,” Bishop said later. “I’ve also had some people on the other side that are so distrustful of government because they have been basically deceived at times so they don’t want to do anything as well. I recognize the frustration on both levels.” Though the protest was the most notable occurrence during Bishop’s speech, he spent most of the half-hour presentation discussing the role of federalism and House speaker Paul Ryan’s “A Better Way” initiative, which addresses the delineation of congressional powers. “The Constitution is asking us to do what the Bible says we can’t,” Bishop said. “The Bible says you can’t have two masters and that’s exactly what the Constitution is asking us to do. You’re to be loyal to the national government and at the same time you need to be loyal to the state. “That’s dual sovereignty and it is diffi-

cult to accomplish and it will always be in conflict.” In discussing the importance of state and federal powers being separated, Bishop shared a story of a German woman who was able to shop in West Berlin for the first time after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The woman, then a young girl, was amazed at how many kinds of sugar was available to buy. “That’s what freedom means. It’s having eight different kinds of sugar,” Bishop said. “It’s the choice that’s significant. That’s what federalism is about.” “Federalism is not liberal or conservative, it’s not Republican or Democrat,” Bishop said. “It simply says people should have the right to choose.” The event was hosted by USU’s Institute of Government and Politics. — thomas.sorenson@aggiemail.usu.edu @tomcat340

New swing dance class offered By Mariah Halling NEWS WRITER

A new contra dance class is coming to USU starting on Oct. 24. The one-credit PE 1700 class (CRN 56120) will be offered for seven weeks, Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation building, room 211. The class, which will be taught by Logan community member Kay Forsyth, requires no prior experience or dance training. Contra dance is a lively style of dance where the participants move in long lines, and break up into pairs and small groups. Contra, which is also called New England style country dance, has its roots in the British Isles, and is often danced to live Celtic-style music. The discipline requires a caller, or someone who gives directions to the dancers throughout the class. “The style is similar to something you

might see in a Jane Austen movie. There’s a lot of ‘do-si-dos’ and circle formations,” Forsyth said. The new contra class will be a part of the Lifetime Activities Program, which currently has 573 students enrolled in 19 sections of dance classes. The program offers dance classes in multiple disciplines, such as ballet, western swing, ballroom, hip hop and jazz. Peter Mathesius, the head of the program, is optimistic about the new contra class. “[The new class] will provide opportunities for students to gain experience in a new discipline, as well as socialize and have fun,” Mathesius said. Forsyth, who Mathesius describes as a “dance enthusiast,” has a long history in dance. Her experience reaches back to more than 20 years ago, and she has previously taught an international folk dance class on campus. Forsyth first became involved in contra

when she attended a workshop in Salt Lake City. Since then, she has been a leader in multiple projects, such as teaching elementary school students contra dance for the Utah Centennial Celebration, and travelling to Chile and China to teach American folk dances. Forsyth also teaches a monthly contra class at the Whittier Community Center that is open to the general public. Additionally, Forsyth guest taught in Stephanie White’s history of social dance class. White, who is an adjunct professor within the theatre department, described Forsyth as “amazing,” and shared that her students wanted Forsyth to come back and teach more contra classes. “I love teaching beginners,” Forsyth said, “you can see the results and improvement very quickly.” Forsyth said students should take the class because all it can apply to all students.

“There’s something for everyone within this style,” Forsyth said. “It’s perfect for people who are social, and I’ve also noticed that math and engineering students really enjoy it because of its emphasis on shapes and patterns.” White agreed. “It’s really an integrative course. There’s elements of history, math, physical education, as well as a social aspect. It will expand your overall knowledge.” White also said that in a world where so much of our social interaction is virtual, it’s very refreshing to be able to interact with people face to face in a fun, safe environment. “Also, there’s nothing better than doing a jig,” White said. — hallingmariah1@gmail.com



THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016

No fee for boots removed late, city says By Shanie Howard SENIOR NEWS WRITER

On Tuesday night, after a month-long battle with city officials, police and local businesses, the Logan City Council unanimously passed a new ordinance that requires booting companies to remove auto boots within one hour OF being contacted or take the boot off for free. Booting companies have expressed displeasure about this change. Cache Auto Booting Service manager Dennis Shaw has even gone as far as to threaten to stop booting cars altogether and instead start towing them. Logan police officer Bret Randall does not believe that Shaw’s threat is one that should be taken seriously. “I don’t know if there’s enough tow trucks to handle the amount of boots put on,” Randall said. Holly Daines, a Logan City Council Member, said she believes this was the best decision. “If they have to wait 60 minutes, then they don’t have to pay,” she said. If the booting company fails to remove the boot after one hour, the $75 fee to remove the boot

will be waived. Despite the council’s confidence with this change, Chief of Police Gary Jensen still has some concerns. Jensen explained that if the booting company does not comply with this policy change and still requires a $75 fee to be paid, the police cannot step in other than to try to keep the peace. The person disputing the charge must take their case to a small case court and file a suit that costs $60. Jensen is concerned that students won’t have enough money to be able to make their case in court. Regardless of his concerns, Jensen encourages students to stand up for themselves by prosecuting booting companies who don’t comply to this new change. “The problem is nothing ever gets solved if there are legitimate issues in regards to improper booting if the kids aren’t willing to stand up for themselves,” Jensen said. The council has agreed that after six months they will review how well the change is going and make a decision on whether to keep it or make more changes. — shaniehoward214@gmail.com


FILE PHOTO Booting companies have expressed displeasure about the new policy, and some have threatened to start towing instead.

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Meet your senator: Nadir of the Business School By Jason Crummitt STUDENT LIFE WRITER

Utah State University’s business senator Nadir

Tekarli is a Gryffindor, with the occasional dive

into Slytherin, whose spirit animal is the stallion.

Tekarli is a Logan native majoring in economics

and accounting, though he will say he is from Sandy to showcase some diversity. He isn’t above

goofing around and will occasionally joke with his fellow senators and talk about classes.


First impressions of Tekarli are that of a high

executive businessman. However, he has the

charm and demeanor of a sophisticate that can easily put everyone at ease in the room. For Nadir, the business school is an obvious fit.

“I was just going to go for it see what hap-

pened, whether I won or lost, I wasn’t going to be too sad if I lost and now I love it,” Tekarli said.

One of his biggest influences was a close friend

of his, Bryan Adams, back in highschool. No not

PHOTO BY Ethan Babcock Nadir Tekarli is the 2016-17 Jon M. Hunstman School of Business Senator. He identifies as a Gryffindor.

highschool with him at one point.

“I love working with our administration,”

the musician. Adams was involved with student

Tekarli said. “The business council is the best,

ticed how his friend made a difference and he

president, Andrew Kennedy, is the coolest and

life in high school and Tekarli wasn’t, but he nojust wanted to follow in his footsteps.

“I just felt the business school is really in-

seriously the best one I could have picked.”

majors need to write better. I feel like it’s hard

Working as a senator has far surpassed Tekarli’s

volved with the Dean’s, be involved with busi-

each other, including events. Recently, Tekarli

and all these new programs were starting.”

Along with the environment of the new busi-

quently bounce ideas off each other and support helped organize Business Week as well as other events.

even knew before running for senator. One of these is Molly Van Engelenhoven, who went to

classes, because it’s the major.”

However, his real passion is in the field of busi-


“Business isn’t a major, it’s an overarching cate-

bination of accounting, the language of business,

are kind required as well as tradition,” Tekarli

Some of the senators were people he never

sarily let you take some of the upper division

trade of tradition. However, there are some that

the fellow senators, however he can’t help emworking with him.

because the English department doesn’t necces-

gory of majors,” Tekarli said. “It’s like saying hu-

you want to do. Like for Heather is the tractor

phasizing what a great bunch of people are

writing classes,” Tekarli said. “A lot of business

“For the senators, it’s based off of just whatever

ness building, Tekarli loves the people that he

works with. He had no idea what to expect with

“English is cool, I wish they let me take some of

the upper division classes like upper division

expectations. He and the other senators will fre-

ness council. Plus, the new building was opening

writing classes.

the people are amazing. My business council

volved,” Tekarli beamed. “I thought it would be

a good time to be involved in that school, be in-

derment of why he is not allowed to take more

said. “The student events office have their main core of events like Mardi Gras and the Howl.”

Tekarli is a passionate individual who believes

in the improvement of student life. This includes his desire to diversify his skill set and his won-

manities, I chose them because I wanted a comand economics; a great analytical major.” — jason.crummitt@aggiemail.usu.edu @jason_crummitt

“I want to go into speech

pathology. I like working with

kids. I work at a preschool on campus for kids with autism, and I just want to keep working with them one on one.

One of the kids who came in was non-verbal at the beginning and by the

time he left, he wasn’t talking a ton, but he could communicate with one of those

keyboards and he could say a few words,

and that was really cool to see. Oh man, those kids are crazy. I want to work specifically with kids who have autism because

they’re so funny and they’re so good to work with.”



I took this photo in the fall of 2015 at the Wind Caves in Logan Canyon. I started my hike that night with the intent to photograph the stars, but clouds quickly filled the sky as I hiked to the caves. The purple on the left half of the frame is from the lightning strike that occurred during the exposure and the yellow hues are from the light pollution of Logan. — Matthew Halton, Statesman Senior Photographer



THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016

Artoberfest2k16 PHOTOS BY Katie Hale USU students participate in the 2016 Artoberfest on the north end of campus this week.

“I really like that students can come and sell


their artwork. You get to see what everyone has

For most students at Utah State University, fall

a great opportunity for students to put their

comes bringing pumpkin spice lattes, haunted

houses and the Howl. But for the arts students, fall means working their absolute hardest to perfect projects and compile their work for Artoberfest.

Started three years ago, Artoberfest is an event

been working on all year which is really fun. It is

Michelle Carbajal is a senior who participated

in Artoberfest for the third time Wednesday evening. She was on the Arts Council when they originally thought of the idea for Artoberfest.

“It’s been a really good experience,” she said.

“I’m happy that they are continuing it.”

sity Student Association. For the past several

more goes into putting this event on than they

years, this event has given arts students the op-

portunity to showcase and sell their artwork.

The community of Logan, USU students, faculty

and artists all come together for an evening of ‘Brauts with the Bosses,’ student produced art-

work and a variety of live music also performed by students.

Sami Manchester is a member of the Arts Coun-

cil with a love for Artoberfest and all it has to offer.

— Sami Manchester, USU Arts Council Member

work out there,” she said.

hosted by the Arts Council and Caine College of

the Arts with the help of the Utah State Univer-

I really like that students can come and sell their artwork. You get to see what everyone has been working on all year which is really fun.

Carbajal wants the students to know that a lot

might think.

“There tends to be a bit of a stigma with art

that it is just throwing paint on a canvas. But it’s something a lot more serious than that. To be

able showcase student’s artwork and see the talent that we have here at USU is really incredible,” she said.

— shelbstoor11@aggiemail.usu.edu @shelbstoor11

I inhale it, while dizziness twists its way through my mind. But I don’t stop running.

Eight seasons change and I

never slow down. Crusty paint

works me raw, flaking off and polluting the air like pollen in allergy season; “Run faster.”

Blistered toes scream at the rawness

inside my running shoes. “Keep sprinting.”

I gasp, choking on the callous words, desper-


trying to outrun the venomous,

flooding voice in my head. A woman yanks on the leash of her irate

canine as I pass them on the asphalt. My tongue smacks my lips, tasting

salt and paint. “Why are you slowing down? You know you’re worthless, right? Pitiful.” I accelerate. Spectators, each of them clutching a can of paint.

They slink across the university campus, fingers wrapped around paintbrushes. Backs poised in attack

position, fiery predatory eyes. Ready, always ready.

A can opens and green paint replaces

the air, specks floating like a slow motion mov-


verdantly biting my neck. I hear artificial clapping, yet more paint flings. “Faster.” Azure footprints smudge

the laminate grocery store aisles. I screech past ice cream, cereal, and carts filled with produce. Colors attack.

My once hazel eyes now

indigo, cheeks stained ochre.

Strangers shoot plastic smiles at me as I pass. Maybe if I sprint forever they won’t try to change me with pigment.

“Coward. You don’t deserve

to rest. You shouldn’t exist.” That voice sprays paint too.

new paint layers oil on my skin.

Will this ever be enough? More paint. “If you stop, everyone will know you’re weak. You will always be broken,” the voice stirs.

Wait. My cracking lips barely form around the word. For what?

I round the corner of the bases

alongside the little league player.

He turns, and his teeth spits lavender. I feel the sticky paint in my


socks; it’s purple today. Yesterday it was charcoal gray.

I don’t want to run anymore.

I don’t want their colors tinting my body. My crispy,

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rainbow hair cracks. I gingerly dip my toe

in clear lake water. My running shoes are

exposed on a rock, the worn out soles still laced with paint. My toe ripples clouds

of orange, pink, and sage. I close my eyes. Deep water wombs me, colors racing


out of the ends of my hair, toxins leaking from my heart. I swallow, completely blanketed in water. I can finally breathe.

Alyssa Witbeck is a Junior studying English with

an emphasis in creative writing and a minor in

family and human development. The title of her piece is “20th Annual Paint Race with Solo Runner

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Women’s soccer falls in standings

Aggies suffer back-to-back conference losses, drop from first to fourth

PHOTO BY Kyle Todecheene The Aggies dropped a pair of road games over the weekend, losing the conference’s top spot and falling to 5-3. Utah State has three games remaining on its regular season schedule. By Sean Coghlan SPORTS STAFF WRITER

Looking to bounce back from back-to-back losses over the weekend, the Utah State women’s soccer team looks to get back on track at home hosting the Nevada Wolf pack this weekend. The Aggies, now 5-3-0 in conference play, fell from first to fourth in Mountain West Conference ranking. Nevada is currently ranked No. 11 in the conference, one game ahead of last place. This will be the last home game of the season, and seven seniors will be cherishing

their last game on the Chuck and Gloria Bell field. “We’re going to have some different emotions because it’s senior night,” said head coach Heather Cairns. “It’s really the culmination of seven fantastic players who have played here and that will be emotional.” Senior day only adds to the final home matchup’s stakes, as USU searches to right itself with only three regular season games remaining. Over the weekend, the Aggies played University of New Mexico and San Diego State, losing both matches. It is just the second losing streak of the season and the first of conference

play. Cairns said the team could have played more sharply and will be working this weekend on keeping the ball better. “Possession is directly correlated with scoring opportunities,” Cairns said. Nevada is coming off of a 1-1 weekend, first beating Colorado College before losing to Air Force. When the Aggies played these two teams in a Colorado road trip, there was a mirror result — Utah State beat Air Force before losing to Colorado College. Before the 0-2 weekend, the Aggies pair of home wins. The victorious weekend was capped off by senior forward Jessica Brooksby earning

player of the week for the MW conference. Last year’s match between Nevada and Utah State saw the Wolf pack sweep the Aggies 3-0 in Reno. “They’re a quality opponent,” Cairns said. “We just have to control what we can control.” Utah State’s final home game takes place on Friday at 3 p.m. at Chuck and Gloria Bell Field. The Aggies then head out onto the road to visit first place University of Nevada Las Vegas, before taking on Boise State the following weekend. — sdcoghlan@yahoo.com

Utah State volleyball to face SDSU, UNR at home

PHOTO BY Kyle Todecheene The Aggies split their last weekend’s home games, beating New Mexico and losing to UNLV in five sets. Utah State continues the homestand this week against SDSU and UNR. By Paige Cavaness SENIOR SPORTS WRITER

The Utah State volleyball team will finish up its four-game homestand this weekend when it faces San Diego State and Nevada in the Wayne Estes center on Thursday and Saturday. The homestand began on Thursday when they beat New Mexico three sets to one for the first time since joining the Mountain West Conference. At that game, the Aggies had a combined 67 digs — Hannah Gleason leading with 20 of her own — which all helped in

their fundraiser for breast cancer research. The team hit at a match-high of 73 percent that game an increased their overall record to 8-10, 3-4 in conference. The Aggies then lost a heartbreaker to UNLV in five sets on Saturday. They had a combined 70 digs and hit at 71 percent at their high, but still fell to the Rebels in the final set, 15-13. Coming off a strong week, these next two matches against sixth-place SDSU and fifthplace Nevada will be crucial to USU’s standings in the conference. “I think that our team feels good,” said head

coach Grayson DuBose. “We feel like we are just right there and will get over the hump soon. This is a really positive group of people.” The Aztecs defeated the Aggies earlier this year in San Diego in a 3-2 match. Overall they are hitting .216 as a team and their setter, Indigo Thompson, as well as their outside hitter, Alexandra Psoma will be on the radar of Utah State going into Thursday’s match at 7 p.m. USU was one of the only two conference teams to give Nevada a loss this season when they faced each other earlier this season exactly a month ago from their match this Saturday.

The Aggies will look to continue their trend of victory over the Wolf Pack, which is 5-3 in the MWC. “We feel like each match is an opportunity to learn and grow,” DuBose said. “That is how we approach this weekend and each time we play.” Even though DuBose is treating it like any other match, this week’s stakes are high for him and his team — wins this weekend could increase their chances at a spot in the conference tournament next month. — paige.a.cavaness@aggiemail.usu.edu


THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016

Battle of the beatens First conference win on the line as Utah State clashes with Fresno By Taylor Emerson SPORTS STAFF WRITER

In terms of redemption, it’s time. The bottom line for Saturday’s matchup is either the last place Bulldogs or the second-to-last place Aggies will notch their first Mountain West victory of the season. Both teams will need to keep from beating themselves in order to put that single digit in the win column. The Bulldogs have been dreadful offensively this season, finding themselves at the bottom of the MW in points per game, rushing yards per game, passing efficiency and third down conversion percentage. In addition, the Tim DeRuyter-led group has been on the losing end of the turnover margin at minus seven — averaging two turnovers a game while only notching five takeaways. However, the stat that may widen Matt Wells’ eyes the most is Fresno’s conference-worst rushing defense, allowing 275 yards per game to opposing runners. Against Colorado State, the Aggies’ running game was resurrected to true form. Kent Myers’ keepers slashed the Rams’ defensive front, Tonny Lindsey’s cleats melted the Rams’ turf field as the game wound down and Gerold Bright even found paydirt on a 41-yard burst. Fresno’s defensive woes grow even more intriguing when

PHOTO BY Matt Halton Freshman wideout Rayshad Lewis caught his first career touchdown pass at home against Air Force. The Aggies return home to Maverik Stadium Saturday to face the Fresno State Bulldogs. Neither Utah State nor Fresno has won a conference game.

considering the possible return of Utah State’s backfield stud Devante Mays. Since injuring his knee against USC, Mays has missed four straight games, but now fresh off a much-needed bye week, Mays might be ready to suit up. “The bye week helps everybody,” head coach Matt Wells said when asked about the 230-pound senior’s status on Monday. “I’m not a doctor, but everybody’s healthier from this week... Obviously, he is one of our better players and we’ll see if we get him back this week or not.” If Mays is not cleared, Tonny Lindsey will once again be the Aggies’ No. 1 option at running back, a role in which the junior has thrived. To the Bulldogs and Aggie fans alike, Utah State’s weakness so far this season is painfully clear. In its last three matchups, Utah State has zero points in the third phase of play, and in the most recent case the lack of second-half points led to a blown two-score lead. Against Boise State and Air Force, the Aggie defense held firm, stifling offensive drives as best as possible and setting up Kent Myers and company with opportunity after opportunity. The offense didn’t capitalize. After some retooling for the Rams matchup, it was the offense that caught fire, moving the ball with ease and trusting the defense to make the necessary stops. That time, the defense didn’t respond. For Wells, it’s no time to panic. “Yeah, there are tweaks, but I don’t think they’re wholesale changes.” Wells said. “For a coach to do that right now at this point in the season unless there were major, major issues and unless somebody wants to prove that or ask that to me, they’re losses.” Utah State ranks 10th in the MW for scoring offense, last in first down conversions and its defense is surrendering 20 of 21 red zone tries for points. That being said, USU’s defense still ranks as the third best in the conference — a unit with 12 sacks, six takeaways and No. 4 in the MW for opponent third down conversion. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30, so the winner won’t be decided until the wee hours of Sunday morning. The game will also be televised on the CBS Sports Network. — emerson.taylor411@gmail.com

State your case: Should Major League Baseball shorten its season? By Daniel Hansen SPORTS STAFF WRITER


Yes, the MLB season is long, but it needs to be. 162 games are necessary to determine if teams are legitimately good or legitimately bad. We view the Cubs as being miles ahead of a team like the Twins, but in reality, the Cubs only won two more games than the Twins out of every eight games this year. That’s a close enough spectrum that if the season were reduced to even 80 games, chance events might favor a lesser team making the playoffs in place

of a better, more deserving team. If the season had ended this year on June 15 after about 65 games, the Dodgers wouldn’t have made the playoffs and Cleveland would have needed to win a tiebreaker with the Royals to be included. Baseball is a game where even the best of hitters succeed only three times out of 10, and teams usually need to string multiple hits together in order to score. In order to eliminate the factors of luck and chance, the full 162game schedule is necessary in order to determine who the best teams in the league are.



The Major League Baseball season is entirely too long. I mean, come on, 162 games per season? Even as someone who loves watching baseball, a four hour long 1-0 baseball game in mid-May between two teams playing game number 46 out of 162 is incredibly difficult to get invested in. If the team I’m cheering for wins, great. If they lose, whatever, they’ve got six more games this week. This is one of the things that makes college football so great, you

can’t just shrug off a loss. One loss can dramatically alter your season, so every game is that much more important. The MLB postseason is one of my favorite events in all of sports because of this same reason. Every game matters a ton, so you get high-quality, high-intensity baseball that even casual fans can enjoy. Of course, I’m not suggesting that the season be cut down to the size of a football season, but I think cutting it in half, or even down to 100 games, could dramatically increase the number of people paying attention to the regular season and give the fans a less “watered down” product.

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On certain issues, the president also collab-

THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016 serving the public through learning, discovery,

in the hands of the president,” Morales said.

nation that have university presidents that

In the case of student fees, such as athletic

a concern, he or she can meet and address

The board released no information about oth-

and engagement.”

orates with the Student Fee Board and the

fees, recreation fees and health and wellness

Morales said the president helps the universi-

dent Fee Board — a committee comprised of

Board of Regents.

ty achieve its mission statement.

The university’s mission is “to be one of the

nation’s premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities by fostering the principle that academics come first, by culti-

vating diversity of thought and culture, and by

fees, the president collaborates with the Stu-

students who decide on financial issues within the university.

In addition to deciding on policies and build-

Albrecht holds a policy where, if a student has that concern. Ashley Waddoups, the Utah

er applicants, citing their privacy. The board

said she’s been impressed with Albrecht’s

interview any of the candidates, and that all

State University Student Association President, concern for students and hopes the future president will show a similar leadership.

“Through President Albrecht’s leadership,

ings, the president also has a large say in how

students have been incredibly empowered and

“What rate you pay for tuition rests squarely

I’ve talked to students from schools across the

money from tuition and student fees is spent.

won’t even take the time to meet with them.”

listened to,” Waddoups said. “In comparison,

has also said the media will not be allowed to information discussed in the interviews with

the search committee will remain confidential. — melmo12@gmail.com — aligirl123@att.net

PHOTO BY AP Photo/John Locher Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waves to the audience as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump puts his notes away after the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday.

Clinton, Trump battle in final debate By Julie Pace & Lisa Lerer ASSOCIATED PRESS

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Threatening to upend a fundamental pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused to say Wednesday night that he will accept the results of next month’s election if he loses to Hillary Clinton. The Democratic nominee declared Trump’s resistance “horrifying.” Trump had spent the days leading up to the third and final presidential debate warning voters that the election would be “rigged.” Asked whether he would accept the outcome if Clinton emerges victorious, he said, “I will tell you at the time. I’ll keep you in suspense.” Trump’s assertions raise the prospect that millions of his supporters may not accept the results on Nov. 8 if he loses, thrusting the nation into uncharted territory. Free and fair elections, with the vanquished peacefully stepping aside for the victor, have been the underpinning of America’s democratic tradition since the country’s founding 240 years ago. The Republican National Committee immediately disavowed Trump’s statement. There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud, and election officials across the country have denied and denounced Trump’s charges. Wednesday’s contest quickly shifted from a calm, policy-focused faceoff into a bitter and deeply personal confrontation. Trump called Clinton a “nasty woman,” while the Democrat panned him as “unfit” to be commander in chief. Clinton, who began the debate with a lead in nearly all battleground states, forcefully accused Trump of favoring Russia’s leader over American military and intelligence experts after the Republican nominee pointedly refused to accept the U.S. government’s assertion that Moscow has sought to meddle in the U.S. election. She charged that Russian President Vladimir Putin was backing Trump because “he’d rather have a puppet as president of the United States.” Trump denied any relationship with Putin and said he would condemn any foreign interference in the election. But he notably declined to back the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia was involved in the hacking of Democratic organizations. The Clinton campaign has said the FBI also is investigating Russia’s involvement in the hacking of a top adviser’s emails. The 90-minute contest in Las Vegas came just

under three weeks before Election Day and with early voting underway in more than 30 states. Trump has struggled to expand his support beyond his most loyal backers and must reshape the race in its closing days if he hopes to defeat Clinton. The candidates clashed repeatedly over their drastically different visions for the nation’s future. Trump backed Supreme Court justices who would overturn the landmark Roe vs. Wade ruling, while Clinton vowed to appoint justices that would uphold the decision legalizing abortion, saying, “We have come too far to have that turned back now.” The businessman entered the final debate facing a string of sexual assault accusations from women who came forward after he denied in the previous contest that he had kissed or groped women without their consent. That Trump denial followed the release of a video of in which he’s heard bragging about exactly that. Trump denied the accusations anew Wednesday night, saying the women coming forward “either want fame or her campaign did it.” He falsely said the women’s allegations had been debunked. Clinton said Trump “thinks belittling women makes him bigger. He goes after their dignity, their self-worth.” She avoided answering a question about her husband’s infidelities. Trump pressed Clinton on immigration, accusing her of wanting an “open borders” policy, a characterization she vigorously disputes. The Republican, who has called for building a wall the length of the U.S.-Mexico border, blamed some “bad hombres here” for drug epidemics around the country, and promised “we’re going to get ‘em out.” Clashing on trade, Trump said Clinton had misrepresented her position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, noting that she had originally called it the “gold standard” of trade agreements. Clinton shot back that once the deal was finished, it didn’t meet her standards. “I’m against it now. I’ll be against after the election. I’ll be against it when I’m president,” she said. Both were asked if they would consider tax increases or benefit cuts to support Social Security and Medicare programs. Trump said he would cut taxes and repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but he did not detail any plans for Social Security or other entitlement programs. Clinton said she would put more money in the Social Security trust fund through increasing

taxes on the wealthy and other methods and promised not to cut benefits. She also argued that the Affordable Care Act has extended the solvency of Medicare and said she would work to bring costs down. On foreign policy, Clinton reasserted her opposition to sending a large-scale U.S. troop presence to the Middle East to defeat the Islamic State. She’s backed a no-fly zone in Syria, which would mark an expansion of the current U.S. strategy. For Trump, the debate marked one of his final chances to shift the trajectory of a race that ap-

pears to be slipping away from him. Clinton’s campaign is confidently expanding into traditionally Republican states, while Trump’s narrow electoral path is shrinking. Still, Clinton has struggled throughout the campaign to overcome persistent questions about her honesty and trustworthiness. In the campaign’s closing weeks, she’s begun appealing to Americans to overcome the deep divisions that have been exacerbated by the heated campaign, saying on stage Wednesday that she intended to be a president for those who vote for her and those who do not.

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Hey, Utah — your vote actually matters Here’s the thing — for tose of us residing in

the state of Utah, this election might actually be our chance to shine. Everyone ought to believe

their vote counts for something every four years, but if I’m being honest this is the first I’ve felt mine actually carried some significant weight — and it has everything to do with the emergence of a legitimate third party candidate. For years, talk of third-party voting has

followed the same unfortunate pattern of twisted logic. First, you find yourself a year before the actual election, thinking “Gee, anybody but

[opposing party’s leading candidate] ought to at least keep the country from falling apart.”

Then you realize your own party’s candidate


— Logan Jones is an english major and fre-

quent columnist. He is currently pen pals with the prettiest girl in New Mexico. @Logantjv

tor Chris Wallace’s 90 minutes of trying to talk

over our nation’s two oldest children is mercifully over. Here we are, just a month away from

what is widely considered to be the single worst election this century, and we’re pretty much

exactly where we feared we’d be in February.

most in the future, four years from now when we do this all over again.

For at least the relatively short time I’ve been

alive and able to understand basic politics,

American citizens have essentially been offered a choice between Denny’s and IHOP every four years when really all we wanted was a really

good burrito. This is the election we could see a state get up out of the car, tell the driver they’re on their own, and proceed to walk across the street to a damn Costa Vida.

There are other options on this country’s

is the crossroads we all find ourselves standing in

listen. Maybe you don’t like that McMullin hails

to our respective state’s voting history and think

Well, the final debate is in the books. Modera-

dogs isn’t completely useless. It may matter the

menu, and for the first time in a long time the

at one point or another. Dumbfounded, we look


casting a vote into the sea of third-party under-

is, in fact, terrible. What to do now? How

strongly do you oppose the opposing side? This

PHOTO BY Tim Carpenter Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin spoke at a town hall meeting in Logan Wednesday night. According to a recent poll by the Deseret News, he would receive 22 percent of the votes in Utah, compared to 26 percent for both Donald Trump

send a message to our fellow states that maybe

“Well what does it matter, anyway?”

This year, it matters. Now, it matters every

year — no vote is ever pointless, even those cast for Ted Cruz — but this year, it really matters. It matters because Evan McMullin just

surpassed Clinton in the polls here in Utah and

consensus in the state of Utah might actually

from Provo — I totally understand. Maybe you’re a Gary Johnson fan instead — I don’t completely understand, but I also respect your right to feel that way. Whatever your deal is, I think we’ve finally arrived at a point where we can shake

things up on election day by say “no” to everything the two current frontrunners stand for.

Don’t vote based on trying to keep someone

he’s gaining on Trump. It matters because he’s

you can’t stand from winning, that’s going to

anyone would’ve guessed this late in the game. It

because for a system like ours to work, everyone

gotten himself on the ballot in more states than matters because even one state rejecting what

our damaged political system has to offer would

happen this year whether we like it or not. Vote needs to vote and believe it counts for something.

L E T T E R S T O T H E E D I T O R : D E B AT E T H I S

Media bias

Republicans The American people have developed a

Why do third parties not work? The 2014 election results gave Republicans

hope that 2016 might be the year that they take back the White House. Instead, the GOP

pessimistic way of thinking. Negativity out

nominated Donald Trump, and the “Grand Ole

rolling in their graves.

tion of Trump also gave Democrats a chance to

fixed within our nation such as the economy,

candidate has been hounded by issues regard-

others. None of these issues are going to be

bility of both major party candidates, has led

ways positivity and it has the founding fathers It is very true that there are things that need

Party,” was not so grand anymore. The nominadramatically grow their party, instead, their

Libertarians a moderate decrease in support once Bernie

only have to receive more votes than the other

been hounded by accusations of corruption and

political science, and is known as Duverger’s

Sanders entered the race. However, she has

dishonesty. Many in her own party feel a level

of distrust towards her, dropping her favorable

candidates. This phenomena is discussed in Law.

Another way in which third parties are

ratings to the low 40% in many polls. Gary

destined to fail is because they split the larger

Democratic support, has catered to Bernie

2000 election because Democrats in Florida

Johnson, seeing an opportunity to gain

national security, equality and unity, and many

ing her honesty and credibility. The unfavora-

solved as long as media biasing continues and

many voters to look for alternative candidates.

for so long. We see double standard after

from the depths of the polls to win the GOP’s

media has a lot to do with it.

campaign, he has rightfully been labeled as a

caught up in what is posted on facebook,

comments have continued throughout the

neglected the ability of free thinking. They

disliked candidate in recent history. Many

als” and care more about what their friends

promising options, leading to increased support

stances toward important issues. This can be


more than they post opinions and biased views

was the favorite all along, and only experienced

our society with this is that almost everything

Democracy threat: economic inequality

proceeds to leave a trail of negativity as it has

double standard happening in our country and

Donald Trump, an unlikely candidate, rose

nomination for President. Throughout his

Sanders’ supporters on issues such as the war

parties. In the past, George W. Bush won the

on drugs. While this might have helped him

gain some support, it has also diminished his standing amongst Republicans- costing him

“red” states that despise Trump, such as Utah and Idaho.

The one thing that has become clear this

split their votes between Ralph Nader and Al Gore. Voters today, are always hesitant to

support a third party candidate because they’re afraid it will lead to their least preferred

candidate winning the election. In that way,

voters are helping the two party system survive. I am a Libertarian, but I realize the Libertari-

bigot, misogynist, and racist. His incendiary

election is that voters are tired of the two party

an Party will never have strong support. I think,

twitter, instagram or wherever that they have

election, and have led to him being the most

most disliked candidates in recent history.

the established system: voting for Republicans

believe what is said by so called “profession-

Republicans have begun searching for more

and family believe than developing their own

for candidates like Gary Johnson, and Evan

Millennials and post millennials alike are so

fixed if journalists would post neutral articles on current issues. The biggest detriment to

is posed with a negative twist as to bring us to

Hillary Clinton’s story is much simpler. She

feel hatred, fear or sadness. Everything is made to be so sensitive that if one has an

opposing view they are afraid of offending

someone or receiving backlash on how they see things.

The other major issue with media biasing is

that they focus on the negative of whom they

want to they neglect to look at heavy issues of people they want to defend. Dear media, we want facts. We want to think for ourselves.

We want to look at things in positive light and not make it a painful experience to watch the news or read the paper. If the day comes that

The greatest threat to democracy is econom-

system; our two main party candidates are the

Many voters have asked themselves why a third party hasn’t seen broader support. The answer

to that is quite simple: our form of government

brothers, helping make Greek life great again.

government, for that individual to win, they

Democrats As of 2012, the top one percent of America

80% is reported to own only 7% of the nations

percent owns the majority of the wealth. The

true test of our progress is not if we add more to those that have much but rather if we add more that have little.

When politicians throw around the phrase

other 99% owns the other 60%. The bottom

wealth. What this means is that the top 20%

of the nation owns 93% of our nations wealth.

This is not democracy. The top 1% takes home 24% of the nation income today. Almost a

quarter of the national income is in the hands of a select few.

Economic inequality has always been an

freedom of speech is respected in all avenues

“redistribute the wealth” it is met with harsh

issue in this nation but over the past few

other issues will start to work themselves out

thought and little debate. Senator Bernie

longer be ignored. It is an issue that both

and one learns to think for themselves then all due to the fact that there will be peace and

unity in America. Down with the negative and down with the bias.

— Colton Brown loves to write. Journalism

has become a joy to him as he feels he can truly make a difference in the world by writing in a way different than the others.

words and it is usually dismissed with little Sanders of Vermont is the first member of

Congress to be an open Democratic Socialist

and he has been able to bring left-wing politics

into the lime light in this nation. However, the Vermont Senator is not the only American that speaks out against the massive economic

inequality that we face in this nation; he is just the first to gain nation recognition.

— Logan Hemmert is a senior studying

individual to represent our district in the

States has always been a nation with a large portion of the wealth while the top one

liberty in whatever form it takes.

political science. When he isn’t nerding out over

parties. Through elections, we elect a single

owns 40% of the nations wealth while the

portion of the population owning a small

or Democrats that support freedom for all and

is ideal for the existence of only two major

ic inequality. Over the past 40 years, economic inequality has been on the rise. The United

the best way we can work for liberty is through

decades it has become an issue that can no Democrats and Republicans agree we must address and fix. The methods that the two

main parties advertise may be different but

they have the same goal in mind. The main

Republican argument is a top down approach

most well known as “trickle down economics”. What this means is that the wealth that the

top one percent has accumulated will eventu-

politics, you can find him with his SigEp

ally “tickle” down the socioeconomic ladder and into the pockets of the average hard

working American. The Democratic alterna-

tive is a more bottom up approach where the

more you make will equate to how much you

pay in taxes. Under the Democratic plan, the

richer Americans will pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes than than those that make less than them.

Millions of hard working Americans would

like to see a change in the way that our nation distributes our wealth. All of us regardless of political party want the same things, for our children to go to college, to live happy and healthy lives free from the fear of debt,

poverty and hunger. Yet millions of us live with these fears everyday. The solution to economic inequality may be difficult to

achieve but it is a goal that we must achieve if we are to be a truly great nation.

— Adam Hunt and im the President of the

USU College Democrats.


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